Guitar Center’s Drum-Off Celebrates 25 Years With An All-Star Line-Up
Chad Smith, Steve Ferrone, Chris Dave, Ray Luzier and more perform live as the top 5 undiscovered drummers in the country compete for the title of Guitar Center’s Drum-Off Champion
Tickets for the January 18 finals are available now.
Starting in August, drummers from across the country signed up to compete in Guitar Center’s 25th Annual Drum-Off. Five finalists have been selected to go on to battle it out for the title of Guitar Center’s Drum-Off Champion and a prize package valued at nearly $50,000. Past winners have gone on to play for the likes of Prince, Beyonce, Jay Z and more.
The five finalists were chosen from over 5,000 entrants nationwide and represent some of the nation’s greatest undiscovered drummers. In addition to the competitors, the night will feature exclusive musical performances by a host of renowned drummers and a special Rock Walk Induction honoring acclaimed drummer Steve Ferrone. Additional guest performers as well as a panel of celebrity judges soon to be announced.
Chad Smith (Red Hot Chili Peppers)
Steve Ferrone (Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, Average White Band, Chaka Khan)
Chris Dave and The Drumhedz (Adele, Dolly Parton, D’Angelo)
Ray Luzier (Korn)
Josaih Maddox, Chicago, IL
Dawud Aasiya-Bey, Lake Elsinore, CA
Jonathan Burks, Little Rock, AR
Shariq Tucker, Bronx, NY
Hilario Bell, Miami, FL
Ticket are available now for $20 and can be purchased here.
The finals will take place on January 18th, 2014 at 7:00 P.M. PST at the Club Nokia at L.A. Live, 800 W. Olympic Blvd., #335, Los Angeles, CA 90015.
Co-Sponsored by: DW, OCDP, Pearl, Gretsch, Tama, Latin Percussion, Meinl, Sabian, Zildjian, Remo, Evans, Promark, Vic Firth, Roland, Modern Drummer, Converse, and Shure.
For more information please visit: drumoff.guitarcenter.com.